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St. Colum's
Founded: 1970
County: Cork
Club colours: Black and Orange
Grounds: Kealkill
Coordinates: 51°44′35.07″N 9°24′43.88″W / 51.743075°N 9.4121889°W / 51.743075; -9.4121889Coordinates: 51°44′35.07″N 9°24′43.88″W / 51.743075°N 9.4121889°W / 51.743075; -9.4121889
Standard colours

St. Colum's is a Gaelic Athletic Association junior A club in both Hurling and Football in the Carbery division, County Cork, Ireland.



The club was formed in 1970 to facilitate Gaelic Athletic Association for people living in the Kealkill area (eg-Cappabue, Carriganass, Borlin, Ardnagashel, Coomhola etc) instead of travelling to clubs further away like Bantry Blues, Glengariff , Dohenys, Ballingeary etc. The club was founded by Fr. John McCarthy (a native of Newcestown) who was aapointed curate to Kealkil in 1970. The first meeting of the club was held in Coomhola National School on December 8, 1970. In 1971, the club entered teams in all grades open to it, and in the very first year reached the final of the West Cork Junior B Hurling Championship, only to be beaten after a replay by Bandon on the first Sunday in January 1972.

Roll of honour

Successes in 2007 include the 2006 and 2007 Junior C SW football title,the under 21 C SW football title and Minor C titles in Hurling and a league title in football. In 2008, it is hoped that the minor successes of '07 will translate into further success at Junior Level.

Two of St.Colum's most famous victories were in the Junior B grade. In 1997, St.Colum's comfortably defeated Glengariff in Bantry to win the county title and move into Junior A. In 2003, St.Colum's defeated Lisgould in Cork in a high quality close match to lift the Cork Junior B Hurling Championship title.

  • Cork Junior B Hurling Championship 2003
  • Cork Junior B Football Championship 1997
  • Cork Minor C Hurling Championship Runner-Up 2007
  • West Cork Junior A Football Championship Runner-Up 2001, 2006
  • West Cork Junior A Hurling Championship Runner-Up 1986
  • West Cork Junior B Hurling Championship 1982, 1994, 2003 Runner-Up 1971, 1979, 1989, 1999, 2001
  • West Cork Junior B Football Championship 1985, 1996, 1997
  • West Cork Junior C Football Championship 2006, 2007
  • West Cork Junior D Football Championship 2001 Runner-Up 1982
  • West Cork Minor A Hurling Championship 1980
  • West Cork Minor B Hurling Championship 1973, 1974, 1975, 2000, 2001 Runners-Up 1971, 1980, 1991
  • West Cork Minor B Football Championship Runner-Up 1975, 1995, 2008
  • West Cork Minor C Hurling Championship Runner-Up 2006
  • West Cork Under-21 B Hurling Championship 1974, 1975, 1979, 1994, 1996, 2001 Runner-Up 1976, 1977, 1978, 1982, 1995, 1999, 2002
  • West Cork Under-21 B Football Championship 1972, 1974, 1975, 1995 Runner-Up 1973, 1976, 1990, 1999
  • West Cork Under-21 C Hurling Championship Runner-Up 2007
  • West Cork Under-21 C Football Championship 2007

Notable players

  • Alan O'Connor, a star player for the club, is also currently involved with the Cork GAA Senior footballers and the Carbery Senior team.
  • Sean O'Shea ,a 2008/9 Cork Football Vocational school player

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